Tails couldn’t decide. He was trembling. Yuri was practically at his throat.
Tails: “U-uhh... I-I...”
But before he could decide, he noticed something happen down there. Something unexpected.
Yuri noticed his sudden glaze and looked down. Annie watched them.
Annie: “Their strange looks... what could-“
Annie felt a sudden puncture within her body. Before she knew it, a sword was sticking out of the front of her chest. Behind her, the stone-cold gaze of the Winter Soldier.
Annie: “A-ahh... that hurts...”
He yanked it out, blood flying out from the wound. Annie stumbled forward. Her head began to her.
Annie: “W-where... am I?”
She looked around. This place almost seemed familiar to her. Her memories were coming back. Monika had decided to leave her brain. But this time... on purpose.
Annie: “Hey... those crumbled buildings...”
She toppled forwards, trying to catch her footing.
Annie: “That’s where... I killed...”
She tensed up. Her eyes widened. She knew something was coming.
As she turned around, the Winter Soldier didn’t hesitate. With expert coordination, he sliced the nape of her neck clean off.
Annie: “N-no..! No!!!”
She grabbed a hold of her wound.
Annie: “Damn it... I...”
She fell to the ground her vision became fuzzy.
Annie: “...no... hold on... this... this isn’t bad.”
She closed her eyes.
Annie: “Me, Monika, or anyone else... no one will be able to use this body... for murder... anymore.”
Coughing up blood, she felt her body twitch as the life left her body. She smiled for a second. She was ready to die as herself.
Annie: “...thank you...”
To be certain he completed his mission, he slammed his foot into her neck, spraying blood all over his leg.
Winter Soldier: “Highest threat eliminated.”
He nodded to himself and continued on.
Meanwhile, on the roof, Yuri was shocked. For only a brief moment, she was herself. Seeing Bucky murder someone so heartlessly hurt.
Tails: “Yuri... did you see that? I-I think... going down there... is an awful idea... h-he just... just... no... Annie...?”
As he was talking, his emotions took over. He had just realized... that his friend was just murdered.
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